PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg Catholic's kindergarten and preschool building was closed two days due to a leaky roof.
Principal Kevin Simonton said the facility, which sits next to Parkersburg Catholic High School on Fairview Avenue, had some classrooms suffer water damage after a weekend rainstorm. The building was closed Sept. 17-18 while the roof was patched and the rooms were cleaned.
"The roof is just old," he said. "It was fine and then the heavy rain made it not fine anymore."
Simonton said the roof, which is about 25 years old, needs replaced. Local officials are working with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to determine funding for replacement.
Simonton said the school was back in session by Wednesday and the rooms suffered minimal damage. No dollar amount had yet been determined for the damages or the cost of replacing the roof.
"We're still getting estimates," he said.
The building serves about 42 students in kindergarten and in three-year-old and four-year-old preschool.